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Water World: Water-saving success

May 13, 2019By
Irrigation technology (Photo: Deborah Harkins, HydroPoint)

Location: Palo Alto, Calif. Company: Gachina Landscape Management A well-planned irrigation system is never more important than during a drought. With water conservation in mind, Gachina Landscape Management renovated Oak Creek Apartments’ irrigation system. It was California’s worst drought in decades, but the Gachina team helped Oak Creek take advantage of a $50,000 rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water... read more

The Big One: Peace of mind

May 10, 2019By
Photo: The Fockele Garden Co.

The Northeast Georgia Health System regional medical centers include gardens that provide places of hope and healing for visitors and patients. read more

Picture this: Using design software to your advantage

May 8, 2019By
Three-dimensional rendering of patio (Photo: Belgard)

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in the landscape design world, a picture — or rather, a realistic rendering — may be worth so much more. “Showing the design to the customer can be like the Achilles’ heel,” says Kevin Smith, owner of Online DesignScapes, a web-based design service. “Using a service helps because the customer can... read more

How to diagnose large patch

May 6, 2019By
Large patch Large patch (Photo: Bayer)

The doctor is in, and we’re looking at the defining symptoms of and best practices for dealing with large patch, one of turf's peskiest problems. read more

Experts’ Tips: To buy, lease or rent compact tractors/compact wheel loaders?

May 6, 2019By

The challenge: Determining whether to buy, rent or lease compact tractors/wheel loaders. John Deere Financial Angie Harms Tactical marketing planner for John Deere Financial DO focus on two key factors when adding a compact tractor to a fleet: type of machine and how to pay for it. DO consider horsepower, hitch life capacity, property type and desired implements when deciding... read more

Tackling spring cleanups, busy season prep

May 3, 2019By
Photo: Stihl

Spring into action: How two companies handle their spring cleanups and prepare for a busy season ahead read more